My story is long im sorry. My pregnancy wasn't planned, it happened through the use of the morning after pill. When my partner found out I was pregnant, he told me I should abort, he doesn't want. Baby. I even went as far as the abortion room but i couldn't go through. He tried pressuring me throughout but when he saw that I was not willing to abort he immediately withdrew from the whole scene, cut me off his life completely. I used to get angry and go to him, we would fight at one time I ended up in hospital then at 15 weeks I calmed down and also decided to leave things with him. We are like strangers now, but he makes sure he hurts me I think he is going out with girls from the office just to hurt me. I have had problems with the pregnancy, This is my first child and I really needed his support. Everything was going ok after I ddecided to leave him, my stress levels were low until I had major cramps and the baby stoped moving I are again called him the whole night for help but he didnt budge, eventually I went to him and forced him to take me to hospital, thank God the baby was fine but I still couldnKt feel the baby move, so I got really depressed and cried so much, after that I decided to end my life, I went to take a bath and cut myself so I could bleed to death but strangely just little blood came out even though me wounds were so deep. I stayed in the bath for 3 hours and the baby moveD, I felt so bad for letting my baby down, I cleaned myself and phoned him, he was so rude and refused to see me. Im now so depressed and I cant seem to snap out, I cant eat I can only smell blood, my wounds are hurting. I cant go to work like this. Everything is suddenly a mess. My baby still kicks, its like its trying to wake me up but for the life in me I just cant. There is no family to help me. Plz help me, I need to eat, be healthy for my baby. We have come so far, I cant give up now.. Even now he still kicks. I need help.
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It is common for women to have depressive symptoms during pregnancy (also known as pregnancy blues). If you have been having suicidal thoughts, you should not ignore them. Call up your doctor/gynecologist and ask for help (if you are feeling faint or dizzy or if the depressive symptoms persist, you can also call up and ask for emergency help from emergency medical services, or even your friends). Be regular on your prenatal vitamins and supplements. Go ahead with getting complete check done to rule out anemia, hormonal insufficiency etc. Counseling done would help both of you. The next time you visit your gynecologist, you can consider discussing your personal problems with your partner and request for her/him to have a talk with your partner to help him understand his responsibilities towards you and your baby (afterall it belongs to both of you and not just you alone). Care for yourself first and your baby will respond for it (you can also consider yourself to be a single-mom if that helps you to cope up with your situation).
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